banana boat

noun

Definition of banana boat

  1. 1 :  a boat for transporting bananas … Barnes was a … free spirit who, disguised as a male seaman on a banana boat, had run guns for Mexican revolutionaries. — David Roberts, Smithsonian, August 1994

  2. 2 :  a long, narrow, inflatable recreational boat that riders sit astride while being towed by a powerboat When the banana boat arrived out in the bay, almost opposite our house, all its riders fell off. — Sarah Poyntz, Manchester Guardian Weekly, 9 Aug. 1992

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

1879

First Known Use of banana boat

1879


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up banana boat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

acid in temper, mood, or tone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!